Homebrewing a Summer “Leftover” Ale

As a homebrewer you sometimes need odd sized ingredients to make your brews. For instance if you only need 0.75oz of hops but you needed to buy a 1oz package what do you do with the remaining 0.25oz? Well after building up some “extra” ingredients over the course of a few months I decided to…

Homebrewing a Centennial Blonde

While browsing various homebrew pages on the Internet for my next recipe to brew, I found that a number of people kept pointing to the “Centennial Blonde” as their go-to or favourite recipe. So I found the recipe and decided to try it out myself! Recipe Source:¬†Homebrew Talk Beer Specifications Beer Name: Centennial Blonde Beer…

Recipe: Centennial Blonde

Light and crisp. The IBUs are on the low side, but there is a nice sweet/spicy balance to the beer. The great fresh taste of a craft ale with an extremely clean finish. This reminds me of what a local craft brewery might come out of the gates with to win over a new market….

Beer Tasting & Review Day #2: Irish Blonde Ale

I’m a little late on getting this post up but I just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t mention how my Irish Blonde Ale turned out. The short answer: pretty darn good! This homebrew has received universal praise from everyone that’s tried it so far. It has a flavour first but smooth after taste, with…

Bottling Day #2: Irish Blonde Ale

Continuing on from where I left off last time, the beer had fermented for just over three weeks when I began to prepare it for bottling. I started by moving the carboy into my cold garage for about 48 hours in order to cold crash it. Once that was over I added about 1/2 teaspoon…

Brew Day #2: Irish Blonde Ale

After bottling my previous brew, the¬†Baldwin St. Bohemian Pilsner, I was excited to get started on my next batch. For my second round, pun completely intended, I decided to try out making an Irish Blonde Ale. You can find the recipe for the Blonde Ale here. I also decieed that this time around I would…

Recipe: OBK Irish Blonde Ale

A light and refreshing Irish-style pale blonde ale. Simple and quenching. Light grain and bread flavours and aromas are combined with fruity and floral notes from the hops and yeast. A tasty beer with emphasis on drinkability. Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: Irish Blonde Ale Beer Style: Blonde Ale Recipe Type: All…